This wonderful little book is a true treasure. It starts with a short biography of John then moves into a study of Pilgrim’s Progress itself. Those who know the story of Christian’s adventures will enjoy the depth to which A. P. Gibbs goes in expanding the text as well as pointing the reader to specific passages of Scripture that perhaps Bunyan himself was thinking of as he wrote his famous book.
From the Preface: “An attempt has been made in this volume to re-emphasize the sound scriptural teaching of “The Pilgrim’s Progress” especially to young people, and its is the sole explanation of its existence.
Of its many imperfections none is more conscious that the author, but if it leads the reader to a more diligent study of tis immortal allegory, and also of Bunyan’s other works, especially “Grace Abounding” and “The Holy War,” he will feel amply repaid.
The contents of this book appeared originally in a series of weekly articles in “Works of Love,” a Sunday School magazine, and are now sent forth in this complete form with the earnest desire that the blessing of God may attend its reading, and that as a result many may be led to receive the Lord Jesus Christ as their personal Saviour, and thus begin the pilgrim journey; and that those who are already treading the celestial highway, may be encouraged to go on for god and to grow in grace and in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ, to Whom be glory for ever and ever. Chicago, IL, 1930″